According to Property Management Standards throughout the State of Florida, property owners are obligated to take due and reasonable care in the proper maintenance of their premises, to ensure the safety of the general public. Should any hazardous conditions exist, property owners must make visitors aware of all the possible dangers, via proper signage, so that their patrons can avoid the risk of slips or falls. While Slip and Fall Accidents are extremely common, the laws covering these types of mishaps are complex, with many issues requiring full and complete analyses before fault can be clearly assigned and liabilities properly determined.
For example, if you were not properly cautioned about possible hazards while visiting an establishment, and suffered a Slip and Fall Accident, the establishment where you suffered the mishap could be held liable for your injuries. If you were to suffer a Slip and Fall accident in someone else’s premises, you should first and foremost seek medical help, but you should also try to obtain as much immediate and pertinent evidence as possible regarding the accident, as it is extremely important to prove that the owner of the property was – or should have been – aware about the potential slip and fall hazards, but did not take adequate actions to correct the problem and/or advise the public of its existence. This evidence should include the names and phone numbers of witnesses, as well as photographs of the area where the incident took place.
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in South Florida due to hazardous conditions in an establishment, contact the Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys at the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A., toll-free, at 1-800-TellRobert. We have over three decades of experience in accident and personal injury cases, and we will evaluate your accident claim free of charge and advise you of the necessary steps to secure your legal rights. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.